I offer both Antenatal and Postpartum Doula services to the families of Melbourne, Geelong and the Macedon Ranges.
Antenatal Doula Services
If you’re having a high risk pregnancy or complicated pregnancy, I can help by offering all the same services as those in a Postpartum package. However, all Antenatal services are completely custom to your needs. Call me today for your free 1:1 to discuss you needs.
Examples of conditions where you may want to investigate hiring an Antenatal Doula include, but are not limited to:
- Hyperemesis gravidarum
- Twins or other multiples
- Cervical incompetence
- Pre Eclampsia or Hypertension
- Gestational diabetes
Postpartum Doula Services
The anticipation for birth and the early weeks with your newborn can be a time of great anxiety and apprehension. How will the birth go? Am I prepared for the demands of breastfeeding and caring for my newborn, my older children, as well as caring for my own mental health?
Would you prefer to feel confident, prepared and excited about moving into this new phase of life?
By actively planning for the support you’ll need in the postpartum period, you’ll feel prepared, gain confidence and excitement about the upcoming journey, and have peace of mind that no matter how your birth goes, no matter the temperament of your baby, you have the structures in place to give you the support you’ll need to juggle whatever you need to during those first weeks and months.
Ways we work together
My services can help with all aspects of planning for birth and care during the early postpartum period. As a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, I provide information on all the options available to you regarding the interventions and procedures available during childbirth, which will assist your confidence in knowing what to expect and also how to advocate for your wishes in a hospital environment.
Moving in to the early postpartum season, I’m available to support you through your journey by helping reduce the anxiety and apprehension you may be experiencing when you think about how you’ll navigate this stage. By holding space, taking care of day-to-day household chores and essentially ‘mothering the mother’ I can provide practical and emotional support for families while they navigate the newborn bubble.
I’ll help you build your village by planning for the support you’ll need by organising specific structures in your life
I’ll help you change your mindset; with planning and information comes confidence, which will change how you view this upcoming period in your life.
I’ll help you boost oxytocin, an invaluable hormone which you’ll need on a daily basis when bonding with and caring for your newborn and yourself.
The structure of my services
Depending on the package you choose, I will provide you with between 20 and 40 hours of in person assistance, both prenatally and postnatally.
We will hold planning sessions where we discuss your needs, expectations and priorities, and go about putting a basic structure for your first few postpartum visits.
I’ll also help you plan for support from outside of my services, so can provide family and friends with ways they can help you during this time.
I offer the birthing parent varying numbers of massages to help boost oxytocin, promote post birth healing and encourage relaxation and self-care.
I will cook meals and snacks of your choice in your home, so you can be confident you’ll be provided with proper nutrition without effort.
I offer a money back satisfaction guarantee. If, after 2 postpartum visits, you feel you are not getting the value you expected, I will refund your money less the 10% booking fee.
If you’re considering my services, please contact me today. I only work with one Postpartum family at a time, so if you’re interested in working with me, the earlier you get in contact, the more likely your due month is available!
Our initial 45 minute 1:1 appointment is free, so you have nothing to lose by finding out more.